Clove Bud

Eugenia caryophyllata

Origin: Madagascar
Family: Myrtaceae
Part used: Flower bud

The clove tree is an evergreen that grows between 8 to 12 metres tall with large leaves and crimson flowers. They are native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia. Cloves have a rich and fascinating history as a globally traded spice and are connected to a variety of medicinal properties such as anti-spasmodic, anti-viral and antiseptic. It also has a long and celebrated history treating issues of the teeth and gums.
Fragrance notes
The aroma of clove is heady, deep and complex. Spicy, woody, resinous, oily and weedy with a delicate hint of sweet rancid cinnamon.

Blending notes
Blends well with: Orange Sweet, Cedarwood Atlas and all Eucalyptus oils.
Clove buds have been used both as a spice and natural remedy for over 4000 years. Chinese in the Han Dynasty would chew on the bud to freshen their breath, while in Europe cloves were valued for their medicinal properties and culinary uses. Clove has been linked to antispasmodic, antiviral, analgesic and antiseptic properties and has long been popular in home remedies for toothache and stomach aches. The spicy kick of clove is said to stimulate mental alertness and memory recall. Most of the world's cloves are not used in cooking or therapeutics. In Indonesia, around 40,000 tonnes are smoked in cigarettes each year.

Please note: The traditional uses listed here are for reference only and should not be taken as recommendations for treatment, or cure, of any disease or medical condition. Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes towards improved health and wellbeing.
Add 1 drop to 1ml of Sweet Almond oil and rub on the gum.
Add 1-2 drops to a bowl of hot water, soak a small towel, wring out and place on the cheek. Replace the towel as required.

Add 1 drop to 3 Tbsp of salty water, stir and use 3-4 times a day (adults only). You may fortify this with 1 drop of Manuka oil for gum health.

Air antiseptic
Add 5 drops to a diffuser, especially in sickrooms, repeat up to 5 times a day. If the aroma is too intense, blend with oils such as Spruce, Orange Sweet or Lavender Sweet.

Mould removal
Diffuse or rub onto the area with a cleaning cloth.

Immune system
Diffuse a few drops into your living or working space, blend as above.

Mental alertness
Diffuse a few drops into your living or working space, blend with Lemon, Rosemary and Basil.
Safety considerations
Not suitable for use during pregnancy. Not recommended for children. Use with care as this oil may cause skin irritations. Safe to use with other medication when necessary. If accidentially ingested do not induce vomiting, follow with Olive oil or milk and seek advice from a health specialist. Avoid contact with eyes - flush with water. Keep out of reach of children.

Please note: Therapeutic plant oils are used to support natural body processes for optimum health and wellbeing. The information here is NOT meant as a recommendation to cure any medical condition or disease.
Key ingredients
100% pure Eugenia caryophyllata, distilled bud, Madagascar
Key components
Eugenol, Eugenyl acetate, beta-Caryophyllene, alpha-Humulene